TOP IMAGE: Johann Heinrich Müntz, ‘Strawberry Hill’ c. 1755-79. Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Dr Silvia Davoli is a specialist in the history of collections and connoisseurship in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the Research Curator at Strawberry Hill House (the Horace Walpole Collection). One of her greatest passions is provenance research.

Silvia’s work has been kindly supported by Art Fund, The Paul Mellon Centre and generous individual donors.

We invite you to follow Silvia Davoli’s journey as she searches through archives, museums and beyond to uncover the lost treasures of Strawberry Hill. We will be keeping you up to date with a series of monthly blog posts on the lost artefacts and her search to restore the collection at Strawberry Hill House.

For information on our treasure hunt please contact Silvia and the team at:


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Boodle Hatfield is a leading private wealth and property law firm with offices in London Mayfair, London Bankside and Oxford. The firm is highly reputed for private client & tax, property, corporate, family and litigation, advising on commercial issues, heritage and tax planning, dispute resolution and property related matters.

For nearly 300 years, Boodle Hatfield’s dedicated art team has provided expert advice to collectors of, and investors in, art and luxury assets. To celebrate the partnership with Strawberry Hill House, they will be running blog posts from their award-winning blog, Art Law & More. They can also be found tweeting at @ArtLawandMore.